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High Schooler Knits Blankets for Unwed Moms

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Most 16-year-olds are mainly concerned with getting their driver's licenses and finding out where the next social event is. Not this St. Louis teen.

Darryl Currie has picked up a habit mostly reserved for old ladies -- knitting. "Every time I knit, I learn something new," Currie told local TV station KDSK. "At school, a girl asked me to knit her a scarf, and then my friend [wanted] me to make her a nose warmer, which I'm like, 'What is that?'" he said.

After perfecting his hobby, he found a way to give back to his community -- in the form of the charity Blankets for Babies. Now, he knits blankets for moms and babies in need, which are then given to Our Lady's Inn, a local emergency shelter for homeless pregnant women.

Darryl's generosity has come full circle, as Our Lady's Inn is where his mom, Fareda Lytle, stayed for a time when she was pregnant with him.

Good for you, Darryl! It's stories like this that give us hope. 

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Anonymous March 25, 2010, 9:17 AM

Just keep encouraging these teens to have babies by giving them free stuff.

B March 25, 2010, 9:24 AM

What a wonderful sentiment. I am so happy to see that this young man is doing something so altruistic with his time, especially at such a young age. He is bound to do wonderful things with his life. Thank you for posting such a warm story

J March 25, 2010, 12:26 PM

Uh anonymous, I didn’t see anything that said that the shelter was for teen moms, just moms that are unwed. That could be a mom of any age.
Anyway, he seems super sweet and I wish more teens did things like this.

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